On Thursday 10 July 2008 Aker Yards delivered from its Helsinki yard a high-quality cruise ferry called Baltic Princess for Tallink. The vessel worth EUR 165 million gave 1,700 man years of work for the yard.
The vessel will start operations between Helsinki in Finland and Tallinn in Estonia.
This princess is the fourth sophisticated cruise ferry Aker Yards has delivered for Tallink, and the production of a fifth is proceeding in the Rauma yard for delivery in spring 2009. In addition, a fast ferry called Star was delivered last spring from the Helsinki yard.
The 212 metres long and 29 m wide Baltic Princess will be one of the biggest cruise ferries in the Baltic Sea, having capacity for 2,800 passengers and vehicle space of 1,130 lane metres. Service speed of the vessel is about 24 knots and the vessel’s main engines are equipped with SCR converters.
The guiding principle in building the vessel is paying attention to the comfort and luxury of present-day passengers. There will be maximal use of high-tech solutions onboard. 927 cabins, several restaurants and places to entertain of various styles and class as well as a remarkable conference centre with over 450 seats make the new ship a multi functional sea-based hotel with excellent ambience.